Smoke free policy
Our school building and grounds are smoke free to protect employees and children. Governors have agreed a Smoke Free Policy which you can read here.
In addition to trained first-aiders on the staff, we are lucky to have a school nurse, Mrs Jade Simmons, who provides advice on the health of children, particularly in relation to their educational needs. Children with particular health concerns may be invited to a health interview, accompanied by a parent or carer. The school nurse works closely with general practitioners and other health professionals. She also offers support to teachers in those parts of the school curriculum concerned with health education. Parents and children are encouraged to contact her if they have any concerns regarding their health at school. She can be contacted either through the school office or on her direct line - 01392 207415 (which also has an answer machine) – or on her mobile–07800915238
Please do not feel embarrassed if your child gets head lice - they are national problem and a regular occurrence in schools. PLEASE check your child’s hair regularly – every day or so. If you do find head lice, treat immediately with the currently recommended lotion (some doctors will prescribe this free on prescription). Alternatively ask in the school office for a leaflet on advice on how to treat using the wet comb method with conditioner. It is important to completely clear lice from the hair and all members of the family should be treated.For further advice and information please ring the school nurse. Regular combing with a nit comb or other fine toothed comb may prevent an infection developing. Always tell the class teacher so that a letter can go home alerting the rest of the class.
Medicines in school
We are not permitted to administer routine medicines in school. If your child is on a course of antibiotics he/she should either be at home or have the 3 doses a day outside school hours. Asthma is an exception to this. Inhalers should be named and kept with the child at all times. Nursery/Reception parents should leave inhalers with the class teacher. Special arrangements for giving other drugs can be made by talking to the Headteacher. Visit our Policies page to read our policy on the administration of medicines.
Pupils are insured against ‘injuries caused by building defects or accidents which occur as a result of negligence by a member of the governors, teaching or non-teaching staff‘. The Diocesan Education Authority insures against public liability and employer’s liability. Children attending our school are not insured against personal injury or accident while on the premises or taking part in recognised activities outside the school. The Governors expect all employees, children and visitors to accept full responsibility for their personal belongings, including money, and to consider taking out insurance themselves to cover any risks.